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HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng Notebook Review

75% HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng Notebook Review

Good Package. The Hewlett Packard Pavilion 15-aw004ng is an interesting notebook. The 15.6 inch allrounder packs a matte FHD screen, a SSD and an AMD dual graphics setup. The price for all these goodies: 550 Euros. A price like that for a packet like this can convince most buyers to look the other way when faced with certain flaws, such as, below-average battery life and a one year warranty.
AMD A10-9600P | AMD Radeon R8 M445DX | 15.6" | 2 kg
Will Apple release the MacBook Pro 2016 with Skylake CPU? (Image: Martin Hayek)

Apple: New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with Skylake processors?

According to an analyst at IHS Markit, Apple will release new MacBook Pro models and a new MacBook Air with Intel Skylake processors instead of Kaby Lake silkon because production started too early for Kaby Lake.
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Lenovo: ThinkPad E470/E570 leaked

Lenovo: ThinkPad E470/E570 leaked

Although Kaby Lake has already been announced, the business notebook-sector is still settled with Intels 2015 platform Skylake. This might change soon, because today the first Lenovo ThinkPads of the Kaby Lake generation were leaked.
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Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review

Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review

Surprise! A graphics card in an external case - familiar. In the past, this technology has not worked as intended. In this review, we put all that aside and take a look at what the GPU is capable of.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6"
Dell Latitude 14 3470 Notebook Review

77% Dell Latitude 14 3470 Notebook Review

Penny business. The Dell Latitude 3470 is a device that wants to attract users with its low price. Read our review to find out if this works.
Intel Core i3-6100U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.8 kg
OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station

OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station

The external docking station supports read and writes rates of over 400 MB/s and is now available for just under $90 USD.
No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Risky gamble. Infinite worlds, endless boredom - critics could easily sum up No Man's Sky with this sentence. We checked this game by British indie developer, Hello Games, on laptops and desktop PCs to see how it performs.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Cyberpunk meets hardware hunger. “Mankind Divided” has exciting game and story elements, but it needs powerful hardware to run well. Our benchmark test course will determine just how demanding the game is on different notebook and desktop GPUs. Update: now with 27 graphics cards!
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK (80TK003KGE) Notebook Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK (80TK003KGE) Notebook Review

Silver companion! Lenovo presents another 14-inch lightweight that is furnished with a ULV processor and Intel Iris graphics. Its attempt to mingle in the premium range is not completely successful. Our in-depth report reveals why Lenovo's subnotebook fails and how the review sample fares in our demanding test course.
Intel Core i5-6267U | Intel Iris Graphics 550 | 14.0" | 1.5 kg
Eurocom Sky X7E2 17.3-inch Skylake gaming notebook gets 120 Hz QHD display option

Eurocom adds 120 Hz QHD display to Sky X7E2 & X9E2 gaming notebooks

The Sky X7E2 and Sky X9E2 fully upgradeable high-end gaming notebooks are the first ones in their category to receive a 120 Hz ultra high refresh rate QHD G-sync panel display option.
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Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Acer Aspire E5-774G-78NA (GeForce 940MX GDDR5) Notebook Review

78% Acer Aspire E5-774G-78NA (GeForce 940MX GDDR5) Notebook Review

Successful desktop replacement. Acer delivers a well-equipped, 17.3-inch all-rounder for the home desk in the form of the Aspire E5-774g. The GeForce 940MX alongside a GDDR5 memory renders many games smoothly on the matte Full HD screen. However, the buyer has to fork up almost 1000 Euros (~$1122) for the total package.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review

81% Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review

A souped-up Y700. The higher-end Y900 feels unique with more features and better craftsmanship than its immediately Y700 predecessor. Unfortunately, its chiclet mechanical keyboard, loud pulsating fans, and high starting price leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13ISK Subnotebook Review

82% Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13ISK Subnotebook Review

Well-rounded package. The Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13ISK is a nice 13.3-inch subnotebook, which offers a Full HD IPS screen, a Skylake processor and a backlit keyboard. However, the battery should last longer.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review

Gigantic convertible. A 17-inch convertible? Why not? Anyone preferring the stationary use of Windows 10 in tablet mode should be absolutely happy with this somewhat unusual combination. However, the Inspiron also does a good job as a conventional office machine - only the keyboard could have been of a higher quality for this price.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Nexoc G734III (Clevo P670RS-G) Notebook Review

84% Nexoc G734III (Clevo P670RS-G) Notebook Review

Play with Pascal. Nexoc also upgrades to Nvidia's new Pascal architecture now and incorporates the GeForce GTX 1070 in a 17.3-inch notebook. High performance meets a high-end case and decent input devices. We were only bothered about the fans and the temperature increase.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
HP ProBook 455 G4 notebook with AMD A-Series processor and up to 16 GB RAM

HP updates the mainstream ProBook 400 series

The updated ProBook mainstream notebooks from HP start at prices from $499 USD to $749 USD, offering screen sizes between 13.3 and 17.3 inches, various Intel Skylake processors, flexible internal storage options, and up to 16 GB of memory.
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Schenker XMG U727 (Clevo P870DM3-G) Notebook Review

86% Schenker XMG U727 (Clevo P870DM3-G) Notebook Review

Challenging the desktop. Desktop PC performance without compromises is what Schenker Technologies wants to achieve with its most expensive gaming notebook the XMG U727. The 17-inch model is equipped with two high-end MXM GPUs as well as a socketed CPU. Nvidia’s brand-new Pascal architecture promises sufficient performance for 4K.
Intel Core i7-6700 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5.5 kg
Dell Latitude 13 3000 Windows convertible with Skylake processor, up to 16 GB memory and 512 GB SSD storage

Dell Latitude 13 3000 hits the market

This Windows convertible notebook lineup now features USB Type-C connectivity, Skylake processors, up to 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage, for prices starting at $699 USD.
Face Off: MSI GT73VR vs. Asus G752VS vs. Alienware 17 R3

Face Off: MSI GT73VR vs. Asus G752VS vs. Alienware 17 R3

Pascal gaming. How do our top Pascal gaming notebooks compare against each other and the popular flagship Alienware 17 R3 with GTX 980M? The performance and temperature differences between them are significant.
MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review

87% MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review

Faster performance, cooler temperatures. If size and weight aren't concerns, then the GT72VR is your best bet with GTX 1060 graphics. Surface temperatures and fan noise are both low for a gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
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Intel HD Graphics 615

24 Intel Gen. 9 (Kaby Lake) cores @ 300MHz, 64/128 Bit DDR3L/LPDDR3
Stay tuned! A major update to the MacBook Pro is coming.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook saying "Stay tuned!" to Mac user asking for newer Macs.

Now, that the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2 are out, Apple fans turn towards their Macs and are asking for an update. At least one user did, who wished to remain anonymous but wrote to Tim Cook asking him, if he is pulling away from the Mac line.
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Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids

Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids

Surprisingly powerful. Not a new architecture and not a new process – but Intel's gently optimized Kaby Lake generation still manages a significant frequency and performance jump. We tested the new Core i7-7500U. Update 09/12/2016: New benchmarks of the Core i5-7200U.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 |
Acer Predator 17 G9-793 Notebook Review

85% Acer Predator 17 G9-793 Notebook Review

The Mighty Giant. Just this May, we reviewed the Predator 17 G9-792 with GTX 980M GPU. Now Acer has released the nearly identical successor, this time equipped with a GTX 1070 graphics card. The behemoth manages to impress once again with special features like an additional FrostCore cooling fan. Is the Predator "cooler" than its competition?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ISK Notebook Review

74% Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ISK Notebook Review

Middle of the pack. The 15.6-inch Lenovo all-rounder is priced relatively high for the average features that it offers. The case and screen are both weak points that influence the rating.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 920MX | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Chrome 53 offers two hours longer battery life compared to Chrome 46.

Google Chrome 53: Faster and better battery life than last year's Chrome

Google is seeing a lot of performance improvements and better battery life with Chrome 53 compared to last year's Chrome 46.
MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

One step forward. The GE series was previously limited to the GTX 970M, but the introduction of the GTX 1060 now gives it GTX 980M-level graphics power without necessarily raising costs or temperatures.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$902) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Asus ZenPower Max external power pack with 28,600 mAh battery capacity

Asus intros the ZenPower Max power pack

This external battery pack has a capacity of 28,600 mAh and can easily charge any notebook on the market, as well as various other smaller devices.
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

Autumn 2016 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that won't break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan Notebook Review

88% MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan Notebook Review

The heart beats faster. While the majority of notebooks are only equipped with 60 Hz panels, the GT73VR is one of the first systems with a 120 Hz display. MSI does not compromise the other sections, either, and it ships the desktop replacement with numerous features including overclocking. Does the additional price compared to a standard gaming notebook pay off? We will find out.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update September 2016
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MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro Notebook Review

84% MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro Notebook Review

1080p60 gaming on a 14-incher. Stuff a GTX 1060 into an existing small form factor design and you'll automatically get one of the fastest 14-inch notebooks around. The GS40 series has made the leap to Pascal as the new GS43VR, though fan noise isn't necessarily any quieter.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio.
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The Razer Blade Stealth was updated with Kaby Lake CPU and bigger battery.

Razer: Blade Stealth Ultrabook updated with Kaby Lake CPU and bigger battery

Razer's Highend Ultrabook Blade Stealth was updated with a 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel processor and a bigger battery. Prices start at 1.000 US-Dollars.
Sorry, folks! Future silicon requires the latest Microsoft platform.

Microsoft: Intel Kaby Lake- and AMD Zen-Chips only support Windows 10

Microsoft, Intel and AMD made it clear, that earlier Microsoft platforms before Windows 10 will not be supported anymore on next generation silicon. This could lead to Skylake-hardware being in high demand for the foreseeable future.
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Medion unveils 12.5-inch Akoya P3401T detachable notebook

IFA 2016 | Medion unveils 12.5-inch Akoya P3401T detachable notebook

The P3401T is launching before the end of this year for a starting price of 600 Euros with optional Core m7, 8 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

September 2016 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
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Lenovo unveils 12.2-inch Miix 510 2-in-1 detachable

IFA 2016 | Lenovo unveils 12.2-inch Miix 510 2-in-1 detachable

The Miix 510 is shipping next month with Skylake U-series options and a 16:10 1920 x 1200 resolution display for a starting price of 700 Euros.
Alienware launches new gaming notebooks 17 R4, 15 R3, and 13 R3

Alienware launches new Gaming Notebooks

Alienware introduces new gaming notebooks at the convention PAX West. The manufacturer completely redesigned its mobile lineup and one main aspect was the cooling performance. The new devices will be shipped on September 30th, and the smaller Alienware 13 will be available about 4 weeks later.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Medion announces Akoya S3409 notebook with Kaby Lake

IFA 2016 | Medion announces Akoya S3409 notebook with Kaby Lake CPU

The 13.3-inch notebook can be configured with up to a Core i7-7500U CPU and a QHD+ 3200 x 1800 resolution display for a launch later this year.
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 vs. Asus Zenbook UX360CA vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7359

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 vs. Asus Zenbook UX360CA vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7359

The $1000 13-inch convertible. The Core m Broadwell and Skylake series have made it possible to design even thinner and lighter notebooks powerful enough for basic home, school, and multimedia use. Add in 360-degree hinges and these can potentially double as a Windows tablet. We compare two from Lenovo and Asus to see how they stack up against a more "traditional" Skylake U-class convertible from Dell.

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